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The Mission:  The Book Fairies is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that fights to end the cycle of poverty by distributing donated reading materials to underserved communities, which, in turn enhances literacy, improves confidence, and fosters academic success.

The Book Fairies’ process is simple.  We take new and gently used books and upcycle them to schools and organizations that work with people in need.  By increasing access to high interest books in underprivileged communities, The Book Fairies is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty that stems from illiteracy.

Our Progams

Community Book Fairs
Educators from high-needs schools and community organizations "shop" The Boo Fairies' warehouse for free books to supplement classroom libraries, support curriculum, and build home libraries.

School Book Fairs
The Book Fairies hosts school book fairs at under-served schools, allowing children to select two (2) high-interest books to start their own home library.   In addtion through our Summer Reading Program we provide five (5) like-new, high-interest, self-selected books to low-income elementary-aged students so they will spend more time reading, practicing, and improving their literacy skills over the summer months helping to prevent the "Summer Slide".

Community Distribution
The Book Fairies provides books to support community outreach programs with our ongoing bookshelves.  These bookshelves are hosted at soup kitchens, hospitals, correctional facilities, homeless shelters, senior centers, foster care, social service organizations, and more. 

Special Needs Partnership Program
The Book Fairies offers 180 opportunities a week to foster community services and engagement for special needs individuals. 

Global Literacy Initiative
The Book Fairies donates books to overseas partners who are building libraries in developing countries, including Ghana, Nigeria, South Aftica, Zimbabwe, and Kenya.